For Earther: Ancient Shipwrecks Are a Treasure Trove of Climate Data

shipwrecks

My first article published in 2018, and one of my favorites to report on in 2017!

“Thousands of sailors perished in stormy seas throughout the Caribbean in the 15th, 16th, and 17th centuries. Surely they would never have guessed that their terrifying ends would help scientists in the future. But creative researchers have found a link between historic Spanish shipwrecks, hurricanes, and the climate.

 Their initial research, published last year, takes on added urgency after a devastating hurricane season has sparked conversations about the linkages between powerful storms and climate change.”
Read the rest of this story over at Earther, Gizmodo’s newish site for environment coverage.
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